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I purposely am posting this in this section since I am looking at information specifically applicable with the Philippine law or rules of Philippine Citizens who will be traveling out of the country using a tourist visa. Other important information's too are welcome.

So, after receiving the tourist visa, are there still things that needs to be done or are there still requirements or processes that are required to be done in the Philippines prior the departure date?

Thank you!

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I don't think there's anything else except double checking that the visa info is correct and fill out whatever forms they give you on the plane. You don't need the CFO seminar since you're not immigrating.


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This is what I have read as well. As long as you have a valid tourist visa then you should be good. I know they (Ph Immigration) is scrutinizing that more to try combat human trafficking. So I would just print off everything you have like hotel reservations, flight info, etc. So that they can see that you will come back.

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I purposely am posting this in this section since I am looking at information specifically applicable with the Philippine law or rules of Philippine Citizens who will be traveling out of the country using a tourist visa. Other important information's too are welcome.

So, after receiving the tourist visa, are there still things that needs to be done or are there still requirements or processes that are required to be done in the Philippines prior the departure date?

Thank you!

It depends on where you are traveling. They have told girls if they are traveling with their boyfriends back to Australia then they need the CFO.

I have never heard anyone traveling to USA on a Tourist Visa to need CFO

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I purposely am posting this in this section since I am looking at information specifically applicable with the Philippine law or rules of Philippine Citizens who will be traveling out of the country using a tourist visa. Other important information's too are welcome.

So, after receiving the tourist visa, are there still things that needs to be done or are there still requirements or processes that are required to be done in the Philippines prior the departure date?

Thank you!

No CFO needed on a tourist visa. Also, I have some airport tax information and information for U.S. Customs and Border Protection on their new customs declaration form that can be filled out and taken along for submitting once they arrive at their POE. The form is found here on my website.


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AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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No CFO needed on a tourist visa. Also, I have some airport tax information and information for U.S. Customs and Border Protection on their new customs declaration form that can be filled out and taken along for submitting once they arrive at their POE. The form is found here on my website.

Hi Greenbaum,

My younger sister was issued B1/B2 Visa, she will be travelling with my minor children with an IR2 Visa, my children's passport has the CFO sticker also- They do have travel clearance already from DSWD and just to be sure, I made a notarized letter authorizing her as the accompanying adult for my minor children on their international travel. The biological father also done the same.

About the custom declaration form, will my minor children also fill this out? They are 13 & 14 years old.

I believe they can print this forms, before they leave the Philippines (?)

Thanks!

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Hi Greenbaum,

My younger sister was issued B1/B2 Visa, she will be travelling with my minor children with an IR2 Visa, passport has the CFO sticker also- They do have travel clearance already from DSWD and just to be sure, I made a notarized letter authorizing her as the accompanying adult for my minor children on their international travel. The biological father also done the same.

About the custom declaration form, will my minor children also fill this out? They are 13 & 14 years old.

I believe they can print this forms, before they leave the Philippines (?)

Thanks!

Hi

Yes everyone traveling to the US has to fill out the declaration form. You have everything else so go to the link from above and fill out the forms online and print and give to your sister.

Safe travels for the young'ns and what an exciting time for Mom. :dance:

Edited by Greenbaum

Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Hi

Yes everyone traveling to the US has to fill out the declaration form. You have everything else so go to the link from above and fill out the forms online and print and give to your sister.

Safe travels for the young'ns and what an exciting time for Mom. :dance:

The data doesn't have to be hand written correct? ( Other than the signature )

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The data doesn't have to be hand written correct? ( Other than the signature )

You can write it out. No need to fill in the form online if don't want to. Some like to have everything filled out and ready for their trip. If your sister is going to do it on the flight be sure she brings an ink pen.

Good luck.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Just prepare P1,620 travel tax and P550 terminal fee at NAIA (unless you purchased your ticket there, then the terminal fee may already be included in the ticket price)


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I purposely am posting this in this section since I am looking at information specifically applicable with the Philippine law or rules of Philippine Citizens who will be traveling out of the country using a tourist visa. Other important information's too are welcome.

So, after receiving the tourist visa, are there still things that needs to be done or are there still requirements or processes that are required to be done in the Philippines prior the departure date?

Thank you!

Nothing else is needed.

Safe travels to all

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